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 |  Feb 16 2012, 9:32 AM


Jaguar has announced that its XK and XKR Special Edition models are now available for order in either coupe or convertible form – or both, if that’s how you roll.

The Special Edition models gives the XK and XKR a new “Artisan” interior which features sumptuous scraffito grain leather on the seats, instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings, and Poltrana Frau leather headlinings. Along with the interior changes, customers will be able to choose between trim colors from Shadow Walnut and Dark Figured Aluminium. In addition, 16×16-way heated performance front seats find their way in the cabin along with a 525-watt Bowers & Wilkins sound system, unique treadplates, and stainless steel pedals.

There are discreet exterior changes along with two new 20-inch wheel designs that customers can choose from. The XK gets an exclusive color of Celestial Black.

The Special Edition will also get a slight performance change from Jaguar’s dynamic pack that changes top speed from 155-mph to 174-mph. The Dynamic Pack also comes with side skirt extensions, a new rear diffuser, revised adaptive dynamics, spring and rear damper rates, and a new front steering knuckle for optimized precision.

No pricing was announced.

GALLERY: 2012 Jaguar XK and XKR Special Edition


 |  Apr 23 2011, 5:40 PM

You want it all… you just can’t afford it. But what you can afford is the Luxury Toys For Men book that is full of toys you will never own.

Offering 138 full-color photographs, this book is available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian and features the ultimate wish list of luxury toys that men want. And making it to the top of the list is the Aston Martin One-77. For a mere $1.7 million, the special edition Aston Martin One-77 is limited to only 77 cars. A few of the other luxury vehicles that made it into the book include the Audi R8 GT, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Jaguar XKR Special Edition, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition and the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible.

The book also features luxe living necessities such as electronics, accessories and gadgets. Just a few of the things you wish you had are the Ecosse Titanium Series RR motorcycle, SportRiva 56′ and Aguti 20M yachts, Challenger 850 and Citation CJ4 jets, and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix watches.

[Source: Born Rich]

 |  Mar 01 2010, 12:25 PM


Jaguar unveiled a special edition of the XKR at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show.

Part of the company’s 75th anniversary celebrations, the Special Edition model is a combination of two option packs, the Speed Pack and the Black Pack.

As its name implies, the Speed Pack gives the XKR a speed upgrade to a maximum of 174 mph from the standard model’s relatively pedestrian 155 mph.

The Black Pack adds styling options such as a new front and rear spoiler, gloss black 20-inch Kalimnos wheels, red calipers and black trim on the front grille, side vents and around the windows. Jaguar also offers a special decal, though for some reason, it was not included on the display model.

We’ll have more details as the show continues.

Gallery: Jaguar XKR Special Edition


 |  Feb 17 2010, 12:21 PM


At the upcoming Geneva Auto Show, Jaguar will unveil a new Special Edition version of the XKR. Technically, the Special Edition model is a combination of two new option packs, the Speed Pack and the Black Pack.

The Speed Pack is quite simple, raising the top speed of the 510-hp supercharged V8 from 155 mph to a more frightening 174 mph. The Black Pack is essentially a new styling option and includes new front and rear spoilers, a new rear lip spoiler, 20-inch gloss-black Kalimnos wheels with red brake calipers and black trim for the window surrounds, front grilles and side vents. Jag will even offer an XKR decal for the side of the car. Inside, all Black Pack models will get charcoal leather with a variety of stitching choices, as well as three interior trim options Dark Oak, Dark Mesh Aluminum and Piano Black. Outside, all Black Pack models will be available in three paint colors: Ultimate Black, Polaris White or Salsa Red.

Pricing for the packages has not yet been released, but we should have more for you when Jaguar gives the Special Edition XKR its official debut at the Geneva Auto Show on March 2nd.

Click here for AutoGuide’s live 2010 Geneva Auto Show coverage starting Monday, March 1st.

GALLERY: Jaguar XKR Special Edition


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